Eastport 1st Annual Bay Day

Come to Eastport's First Annual Bay Day, a celebration of life on Passamaquoddy Bay. August 1st, 2015 brings a free, fun filled day for kids and families to Eastport, Maine. 

10am: Unveiling & Dedication of Eastport’s Mermaid Statue Installed on the Sea Walk 

Eastport sculptor Richard Klyver to speak about the inspiration and design process. 

Philip Jepsen, a Danish author and historian of “Mermaids of Earth” discusses the world’s fascination with mermaids inspired by the Little Mermaid of Hans Christian Andersen lore located in Copenhagen’s harbor

11:30 am and 12:30 pm: Tails Of Quoddy Bay / An Original Puppet Show at Overlook Park Amphitheater. Free to all.          

Two showings of an original puppet show written by local resident Denise McCurdy about the adventures of Teeny Tiny, a mermaid living on Indian Island who gets caught in a lobster trap. Freed by her friends Buddy the seal and Lester the crow, she traverses to Eastport and discovers Rosie’s hotdogs, a secret apple pie recipe and pirates!  

2pm:  Kids Activities to Celebrate Mermaids at the Amphitheater

Little Miss and Mr. Mermaid / Merman pageants. Come dressed in your best seaworthy costumes. Tails encouraged! Local judges to crown the winners. 

Mermaid Parade. Decorate bikes, big wheels, skateboards, wagons, etc. and walk from the post office to the Tides. Prizes for best rides and costumes. 

3pm: Neptune’s Throne Race

1st annual bucket race / toilet bowl race. Racers can be anything on wheels as long as the racer is seated. The “throne” is decorated in a seaworthy theme. Racers maneuver through a slalom course on Sullivan Street using nothing but plungers. The course is 50-100 feet long ending at Water Street. “Golden Plunger” awards go to the quickest time and best decorated. 

A practice run will be held Friday evening, July 31st in front of the Eastport Visitor Center at the corner of Sullivan and Water Streets. Come at 5pm to practice before the big event. . 

5pm:  Happy Hour Concert / Sponsored by Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce

Free outdoor concert located at the amphitheater, Fiddle Chick and Picky perform a with music from their original CD, Tails of Passamaquoddy Bay. EACC will be selling tickets for beer and wine. 

6pm: Lobster Bake / Seaview Campground & Cottages

6th annual raffle/auction fundraiser, 2015 benefits the Eastport Senior Center. 

7pm: Stage East “Almost Maine”- Eastport Art Center a romantic comedy by John Cariani

Dusk: Evening showing of Splash at the Amphitheater, sponsored by Port O’ Call

 

Bring the family to amphitheater on Water Street for a free movie night. Sun sets at 7:56pm, so settle by 7:45. Bring blankets for a chilly night!